• Select your season, then coordinate all its beauty and colors for a perfect wedding day
Chances are your wedding plans will include a theme or some of your favorite colors, based on the time of year you plan to get married.
If you're just getting started in making your plans, this guide from favorideas.com may get your creative thoughts flowing for the most special day of your life.
Fall themes for September and October
The rich colors of autumn makes a setting like no other. From russet to pumpkin orange and cinnamon to vanilla, the scents and blazing colors make a beautiful backdrop for a romantic wedding, especially outdoors.
Popular colors for this time of year include latte, mocha and chocolate brown, rust orange and burgundy, hunter green and gold.
Nature themes of harvest, "perfect pear," apple-tuscan-wine theme, an herbal or rustic country theme will also fit the season.
This is a season when you can use a fall theme above, or go for November's subtler palette of creams and golds. An urban chic approach this time of year would be a 1930s Retro/Art Deco theme, with its November-friendly palette of gold, ivory, sepia and black.
December, January and February
This is the time of year when friends and family are stuck inside, looking forward to a romantic diversion like your wedding.
Favorite colors for this time of year include ice blue, silver and white; gold red and green, metallics paired with black, ivory on white and vice versa, and all the shimmery jeweled tones.
Top themes to fit the season include those with a pale palette and opulent look, such as Calla, Parisian or Versailles, or those with a holiday feel such as Christman, Winter Wonderland or a Diamond or Crystal theme. Valentine's Day is a natural theme for those marrying in February, but the bold red and white palette works well for any deep winter month setting.
The Academy Awards, informally known as "The Oscars," also make a February wedding a perfect time to hold an Old Hollywood or Las Vegas-themed event.
Colors that suit this time of year include all white, regal red, black and white and royal purple.
March, April and May
If the climate cooperates, this is a wonderful time to celebrate spring's earliest bursts of color, flowers, and delicate life including Lilies of the Valley, Shasta Daisies, daffodils and tulips, butterflies and dragonflies.
Brides may be drawn to pastels like lavender or yellow, romantic pairings of red and pink, or combos with a modern feel, like pink and lime green. A monochromatic look of all shades of pink is also a stunning look for spring.
Popular themes may include Cherry Blossoms, butterflies, St. Patrick's Day.
Summer months of May, June and July
Summer offers some of the brightest, most energized palettes for a modern look. Contemporary picks include orange and fuchsia, green and hot pink, black against any kind of eye-popping color, and chocolate brown and pink or aqua.
Favorite summer themes include garden, daisy, beach, Hawaiian, preppy/nautical, poolside, polka dot or '50s Retro, country-western.